120. A Single Unmatched Stone

1 A single unmatched stone
the boilers hurled aside
holds up the church alone -
its cornerstone and pride.
The symmetry the builders planned
was altered by another's hand.

2 A single faithful act
that healed a man once lame
the temple priests attacked
for bearing Jesus' name.
The righteous heart, the rigid mind
to God's new work were deaf and blind.

3 A single deed or word
of truth or peace or grace
not seen before or heard
is difficult to face.
Help us, O God, by faith to see
what seems a threat may set us free.

Text Information
First Line: A single unmatched stone
Title: A Single Unmatched Stone
Adapter: Thomas H. Troeger
Publication Date: 2008
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Scripture:
Topic: Enemies and Persecution; Sickness and Healing; Warfare, Spiritual
Language: English
Copyright: © 1985 Oxford University Press, Inc.
Tune Information
Name: EASTVIEW
Composer: James V. Lee
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 1959, United Reformed Church



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